May 15, 2012

for Pete's sake

Our first child was miscarried at about six weeks; we named him Peter Mark. In memory of him, I would like to collect your prayer intentions that are related to the pains and anxieties of infertility or the loss of a child.
Perhaps you and your spouse are trying to conceive. Perhaps someone you love is beginning the adoption process. Maybe you have lost several children, are pregnant again and worry about carrying your child to term. For Peter's sake, please allow me to pray for you or your loved ones.

Please leave your prayer intention - for yourself or someone you know - in the comment box. Commenters may leave their name or be anonymous. You may share as little or as much as you like. With great respect, dignity, and affection I would like to pray for you, your pain, your grief, and your hope. I feel it is a calling from God and a great honor.

I, of course, invite all those who comment or read the comments to join me in praying for one another.

Thank you for this privilege.


  1. Providence in full-force here! This is wonderful, Bonnie. Please pray for 26-year-old woman who is currently suffering through her 4th miscarriage. I have been assigned as her prayer/support partner through Elizabeth Ministry at our parish. Please pray I am an open conduit for the Holy Spirit.

  2. Please include me in your prayers Bonnie

  3. Please pray for my friend, kelly, who just started ttc in March. She immediately got pregnant and shortly after it was confirmed and she announced it, she miscarried. She was devastated. She got pregnant again before her cycle even returned. There was a lot of anxiety because the doctors weren't sure if it was hcg from prev preg or not. They finally confirmed a pregnancy, but the hcg appears low. They are hoping its just confusion on the conception date. Please pray for peace for Kelly and her husband, and a healthy baby if it is God's will. Please also pray for Ella rose and her family, a baby that had Trisomy 18 and just passed away at 1 month old. And, finally, please pray for Jack's mom, Katie, a mom on the path to international special needs adoption of an older child that has HIV. She was found unresponsive and without a pulse the other day. Thanks for doing this!

  4. Please pray for our friends A. and D. They responded to their years-long struggle with infertility by becoming foster parents, they have just been accepted into the system, and may have a child temporarily living with them soon.

  5. Hi Bonnie,
    I agree, this is providential. My sister, Jen, is coming up on the one-year anniversary of her pregnancy and miscarriage next week (Sunday and Monday). She has not been able to conceive again. Please pray for her emotional and physical healing, that God may bless them with a baby soon, and for her return to the practice of the Catholic faith. Thank you.

  6. Hi Bonnie,

    Please allow me to let your readership know that the Among Women podcast has two excellent episodes with Karen Edmisten talking about key points in her book AFTER MISCARRIAGE. Look for episodes 129 & 130 here: Also Episode 134 features the music of Sarah Hart and we share an song for loss called "Child of My Heart."

    God bless you ministry of prayer here. Tho' I have never suffered a miscarriage, I have 5 sibs in heaven via miscarriage.

  7. Please pray that my husband and I will be able to conceive a child. We've been using NaPro and trying for over a year... and no pregnancy yet.
    Thank you!

  8. Please pray for me and my husband. We've been trying to conceive for over a year and a half. It's a horrible cross. Everyone I know seems to get pregnant so easily. I've had 4 nieces born in just the past 6 months. Six of my co-workers are pregnant right now - one conceived while taking birth control pills. It's so discouraging when we feel like we are the ones who have always honored God's plan for marriage and procreation, yet the only ones without a baby. We go to Mass at a very traditional parish, and I feel like all the other young couples with their many kids must be judging us - I want to wear a button or something saying, "We're trying - I'm really not avoiding pregnancy, I promise!" I feel like my body is betraying me, and like I'm less of a woman and wife(although my sweet husband does his best to reassure me that that's not true.) I have been seeing a Napro doctor for the past few months, which I hope will lead to results, but in the meantime I am becoming very depressed about the situation. So I am asking anyone I can for prayers! Thank you!